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Vanderbloemen Search Group

JupiterFIRST Church - Senior Minister

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Jupiter, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 01/13/2017
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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JupiterFIRST Church is a growing fellowship of believers from many backgrounds with the goal of living with purpose for Jesus Christ. Historically rooted with the United Churches of Christ (UCC), it is now an independent congregationally governed church that welcomes people from all walks of life and varied religious traditions. It further provides a place where people come as they are to worship and learn from the One who transforms hearts and lives through love and grace. The visual reminder of this is the Welcoming Christ statue in the Narthex with his arms wide open. The accompanying inscription is: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.“ Matthew 11:28 (NIV)


Led by its dominant core value of excellence in all things, JupiterFIRST is known for its inclusivity, consistently powerful worship experiences, spiritually challenging preaching, a strong children and student ministry, and for providing opportunities to build friendships in an atmosphere of grace.


The next Senior Minister of JupiterFIRST Church will possess the qualities of a bold visionary who can develop and implement a plan to spiritually excel in the community and lead the Church to new growth. The person’s style of leadership will be consistent with the Christian foundation of JupiterFIRST Church in:


  • Encouraging forward-thinking initiatives.
  • Embracing a collaborative process in formulating decisions.
  • Being imaginative, authentic, and relevant in facilitating ministry goals.
  • Being a dynamic, skillful preacher who masters the pulpit. 


Success in this position will be measured by:


  • Membership growth, both in involvement and in numbers.
  • A motivated staff that delivers creative and energetic programs.
  • An increased representation of young families in the congregation.
  • Improved and sustainable financial strategies.
  • Expanding a dedicated volunteer base.
  • Ongoing involvement with our community to appeal to retirees and new Florida residents.


The successful candidate for this position will possess an undergraduate 4-year degree and a Master of Divinity Degree. A Doctorate would be helpful. His/her scope of skills and experiences will include:


  • 8-10 years of ministry experience, 5 in a multi-staff setting.
  • Imaginative and well-developed writing skill exemplified by dynamic, engaging preaching.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively reach multigenerational audiences.
  • A maximizer and a developer by nature.
  • Collaborative team builder.


Jupiter is one of the most desirable places to live in the State of Florida. The town leadership diligently works with residents to maintain and improve the quality of life in Jupiter, while developing strategies to make all neighborhoods safe and desirable. In the 2010 Census, Jupiter's total permanent population was 55,156. The K-12 schools in Jupiter are served by the School District of Palm Beach County, the 5th largest school system in the state, and the 11th largest in the United States. Jupiter schools are ranked among the best in both the state and nation, with an “A’ rating from the Florida Department of Education. Jupiter is also home to prominent higher education institutions. A diverse business community and growing opportunities for employment drive the local economy. From large bioscience and high tech companies to small-town businesses and services, Jupiter offers a unique combination of marketplace opportunity and quality of life for business leaders and their employees. With all Florida residents enjoying the freedom from state tax, more personal funds are available for the outdoor lifestyle, including over 300 golf courses in Palm Beach and nearby counties. Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and a growing number of professional golfers have chosen Jupiter and its neighboring towns as their permanent residences. The City of Jupiter was rated as the 9th Happiest Seaside Town in America by Coastal Living (2012).


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